Festvågtind is a stunning hike that rises directly from the sea near Henningsvær on Austvågøy Island. It is easily one of the most popular hikes in Lofoten.
Although it seems like a very steep hike, the trail wraps around the backside of the mountain, providing a gradual ascent the entire way up. From the summit there are breathtaking views to the south over the town of Henningsvær and the surrounding islands.
The trailhead is located just a couple of kilometres outside of Henningsvær, on the southwestern tip of Austvågøy Island.
There are several parking options either side of the trailhead. On the side closest to Henningsvær there are two pockets along the road. Alternatively, there is a parking lot on the other side of the trailhead by the large buildings at the water’s edge.